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Rem 700 to Rem 721 bottom metal?

sxsnufsxsnuf Member Posts: 2,949 ✭✭✭✭

Not sure why Remington even bothered putting a metal floor plate on the 721 but, is it possible to use 700 bottom metal on a 721??

Thanx

Arrivederci gigi

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    toad67toad67 Member Posts: 13,011 ✭✭✭✭

    I don't think so.

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    GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,833 ✭✭✭✭

    After looking at some schematics don't think it is even close. ymmv.

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    AmbroseAmbrose Member Posts: 3,175 ✭✭✭✭

    I've never tried it but, since they are essentially the same rifle, I'd be surprised if it couldn't be made to work. It certainly wouldn't be a "drop in"; some wood carving would be required. I have a 721 but the only long action 700 I have with bottom metal is the 8 mm Rem Mag. When next I feel like puttering, I'll see if they will match up.

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    sxsnufsxsnuf Member Posts: 2,949 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanx folks! Thought I'd read somewhere that this swap was possible. I guess just about anything is POSSIBLE, just might not be practical.

    Arrivederci gigi
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    Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,631 ***** Forums Admin

    I too have a 721 in 22-250 of all things. Ya know give a man some tools and some spare parts..... Then the only 700 I have is an ADL, so no bottom metal.

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    GeriGeri Member Posts: 2,090 ✭✭✭

    Yes, the 700 BDL trigger guard will work. You will need to modify the magazine box, or replace with a 700 BDL

    magazine box. Also a bit of inleting needed at the front screw.

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    sxsnufsxsnuf Member Posts: 2,949 ✭✭✭✭

    Wow Geri, I completely missed your post, and I apologize for that. However, now I've been given some pretty good news from a couple of you folks after I'd pretty much given up hope of having a hinged floorplate on my .270. I'll start keeping my eyes open for some bottom metal.

    Thanx all

    Arrivederci gigi
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    GeriGeri Member Posts: 2,090 ✭✭✭

    Midway sells steel \l bottom metal for the 700 rems. I have used them and like them

    Also fitted 700 bottom parts to 721s and 722s . No problem.

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